Humboldt student arrested for alleged threat

HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt Middle School student remains in custody after allegedly posting a threat to social media Monday evening.

According to the Humboldt Police Department, around 6 p.m. Monday, a member of the Humboldt Middle School administration became aware of a threat against the school. The administrator immediately alerted the Police Department.

Police investigation revealed that a student had posted on social media telling students not to come to school Tuesday, because the student was going to bring a firearm to school.

Police identified the suspected 14-year-old student and conducted a search of the student’s residence. The police did not find any firearms and the student was arrested on charges of threat of terrorism, a class D felony.

The accused student’s parents and a member of the Humboldt Community School District administration were present during the police interaction with the student.

The student remains in juvenile court custody pending court proceedings.

Humboldt Community School District Superintendent Jim Murray issued this statement: “District administration and local police take threats seriously. Disciplinary procedures are taking place. The threat has been addressed. There is no danger or threat to our middle school. Student safety is our highest priority. Thank you to our Humboldt Police Department and Chief Joel Sanders for an outstanding partnership and excellent service.”

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with more information is encouraged to contact the Humboldt Law Enforcement Center at 515-332-2600.


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